Month: June 2018

More than a Right

Free speech is life. Allow me to elaborate. Breathing is not considered a right. It’s not considered in the same category as rights, privileges, and all the myriad distinctions thereof. No. Even prisoners and slaves are unquestionably reserved the right to draw air. Certainly,… Continue Reading “More than a Right”

Murica Month – The Art of Citizenship (Vlog)

In which I discuss the merits of preparedness and briefly point to the need to understand that history is ever painted in myriad shades of grey.   The book in question: Stories, Essays, and More| Social Media| Patreon|

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 5.1 – Parlour Tricks

The city was surprisingly modern. It had a mildly southwestern vibe. Which I suppose made sense because it was in the southwest. But what I mean is that there was a bit of cowboy culture in Cuiaba. With many shops devoted to riding gear… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 5.1 – Parlour Tricks”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 5.0 – Thurible

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Part Two – The Wizard’s Nod Once you got there. It was believable. The green hell was overwhelming. It enveloped like swaddling cloth. This green cradle was ever on the verge of smothering its children with maternal overabundance.… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 5.0 – Thurible”

Miles From October (Super Rough Song Version)

Many of my poems start as little tunes I come up with to a simple chordy background. On January 12th I dedicated my book The Sketch of Sam Monroe to Terrence McKenna. I had no idea that Dennis McKenna would be on the Joe… Continue Reading “Miles From October (Super Rough Song Version)”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 4.11 – Why this?

I was really confused. I thought that Graham had revealed an ancient apocalypse in his newly found and quite frankly annoyingly cryptic mode of communication. He clapped when I’d mentioned Roland’s theories. The rest of the meeting in that nautical conference room devolved into… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 4.11 – Why this?”

Miles from October (Poem)

    I’m so terribly sober Bone dry and miles from October Baking in the southern air Out here where the summers stare One by one they are aligned And their weapons are inclined In morbid array Pointing out the end of day Day… Continue Reading “Miles from October (Poem)”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 4.10 – Father Crespi

Leo looked like a tourist. The straw hat, Hawaiian shirt, and khaki shorts were a far cry from his usual dapper self. It was a wardrobe that jarred comically with the doctor’s urbane mannerisms. Despite the Jimmy Buffet vibe, the impression of the tall… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 4.10 – Father Crespi”

Murica Month | Party Spirit

George Washington did not seem to truly belong to any particular party and cautioned about ‘party spirit’ in his farewell address. Is a democratic republic possible without robust parties? Please share your thoughts below. Note: Federalism is the balancing act between state and federal… Continue Reading “Murica Month | Party Spirit”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 4.9 – Thera

Before we had been whittled down to the delightfully sophomoric ‘Fibonacci Five’ there had been a sixth member. Anthony was energy incarnate. That’s why he didn’t reenlist. Though perhaps ‘didn’t reenter a contract’ is a more accurate way of putting it since he (like… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 4.9 – Thera”